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pictures of them yesterday, they say, help us, you know, we are in need of help, you know, we need food, you know, that kind of thing. so, yeah, they're all kind of help and distress signals. some of them are kind of lighthearted, you know, but most of them are sincere. >> larry, at the very least are you feeling as though you are at the end of this really awful odyssey knowing that you're now within view of land at least and that you are just hours away finally from getting off of that disabled ship? >> yeah. and i think that i can probably speak for most people, i don't know how much more we could have took. i mean, it was really getting to be stressful and, you know, really taking a toll on everybody just, you know, it's, like, we're counting the days and, you know, when you get up in the morning the first thing you're thinking about is how many hours before i can go to sleep and get this day behind me and get closer to home. >> larry, i wish you the best of luck. good luck to you. that is just really, really difficult. i can't imagine what you are dealing with, what your passengers
, larry, the company, carnival, has told us that a number of their executives and their staff will be coming out to meet you on board as well as members from customs and boarder patrol agents. have they -- have you seen a big presence in terms of how the ship has responded to this emergency? how they've informed you? have you been mustered to prepare for an emergency, or do you feel like you're sort of on your own out there? >> we haven't really seen much carnival presence other than the normal, i mean, the ship's captain who will make an announcement and then -- make an announcement and after that the passengers just stand around and say, okay, what did you get out of that, what are they really trying to tell us because we know they're not telling us everything. >> and they also -- they mentioned to us in the press conference, larry, there's only been one report of someone who was ill who was taken off the ship, but in the conditions that you were just describing to us live on board the ship you are on, raw sewage sloshing about, mattresses soaked in sewage, backed-up showers
but they are not releasing any other information about the incident at the moment. the u.s. coast guard and local crews are helping with the search. we'll update with the details of this story as soon as they become available. >> a gunfight, a car crash on the las vegas strip killed three people today. check out the pictures. pretty dramatic. police say someone in an suv fired at police inside a maserati. that car blew through an intersection. the taxicab caught fire killing the driver and passenger. the maserati's driver also died. no word yet on what actually led to the shooting. >>> oscar pistorius not going to be let out of jail at least not today. the bail hearing end ad couple of hours ago. the judge putting off a decision. another strange development. >> this is day three going into day four in this murder case. we'll go to pretoria, south africa, police removing the lead investigator after a revelation that came out of nowhere. robin, extraordinary develops. this just goes on and on. >> reporter: i want does, doesn't it. it is like a television drama, csi south africa somebody says. it gets so
for us. more for you. >>> i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me today, "cnn newsroom" continues with ashleigh banfield. >> hi. let's start this way, a fireball streak into the try and slams into russia. more than 1,000 people reported hurt by the flying glass. the collapsing buildings. look at the images. li listen to the sound. we'll take you there. >>> now, also, since the 4,000 people are off that disgusting cruise ship, what happens to the ship now. >>> and that olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend in his own home, collapses and sobs in court. we have a lot of news happening on the ground. but the big shock and awe, falling from the sky is leading it all. i'm talking quite literally here. while you were sleeping this unbelievable scene was unfolding in southern russia. close encounters of the third kind. wow. raining down near the euro mountains, that is a meteor breaking up over the earth's atmosphere. it's like a crazy scene from a movie but it's real. make no mistake, the scenes and the light coming from a meteor as it streaks a
us bound then he went out to the bathroom real quick which is real close and came back with a couple wash cloths, stuck one in each of our mouths. >> he came in with like a cord and tied it. >> couple extension cords. >> tied it around. >> put a pillow case over our head first. >> our heads. >> and then tied the cord through the mouth around the back and tied it tight. >> dorner stole their car and left. the reynolds were able to free themselves and called 911. >>> in arizona federal agents shut down a crossborder drug smuggling tunnel. the 68-foot drug tunnel was hand dug and ran from the front yard of a home in mexico to a parking lot in arizona. police seized 1200 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men. >>> and new government information shows use of the morning after pill is on the rise. from 2006 to 2010, 11% of sexually active women ages 15 to 44 said they used the emergency contraceptive. that's more than double its reported use from 2002. the study did not cite a reason for the increase. >>> i'm carol costello. thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right
. also joining us democratic congressman rush holt who just so happens to be a rocket scientist. literally, a physicist and rocket scientist and also part of your government. jim, i want to start with you. we are getting conflicting numbers of the injured and they keep going up. what are you hearing now? >> yeah, they keep going up. the russian news agency saying more than 1,000 people injured in some way after this. to set the scene, just after breakfast time, people may have been taking their kids to school and you get that bright flash in the sky. and the shock wave. the explosion seems to have caused the explosion. the shock wave goes off shattering glass. breaking windows and some buildings collapse as well. the government says, schools, hospitals, offices all affected. it came from nowhere. people may have looked at the streak in the sky. might have looked what you see trailing from an airplane. airplane vapor. then the explosion. one woman thought it was a plane crash because of the noise and because of what they saw in the sky. so you have more and more people injured. s
thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashley banfield. >> thank you, carol. hello, everyone. welcome to the program. talk about triumph that crippled, helpless and altogether nasty carnival cruise ship is finally due to reach port in a few hours and we are positioned in the air. the sea, on land, and all of it to show you as this ship comes in. and a south african model is dead, her boyfriend, the world famous "blade runner," now officially charged with her murder. we begin with a shocking valentine's day murder. the man charged, double amputee and london olympic star oscar pistorius. the victim, his girlfriend, and model, reeva steenkamp. it happened at pistorius' upscale home in pretoria, south africa. amanda davis is a cnn international sports anchor and she has interviewed pistorius. she's covering the developments in london. what more do we know, amanda? >> hi, ashleigh. i can tell you that oscar pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he's set to appear in court in pretoria in south africa on friday morning. this all ha
of a grateful nation, thanks to all of you for showing us what it means to be a citizen of this country that we love. hopefully we will all draw inspiration from this and remember why it is that we're lucky to be living in the great he is nation on earth. thank you all for coming and he jo enjoy the reception. >> there you see the president in the east roochlt white houm house giving out the president sal citizens medal including those to the teachers at newtown lost in that shooting. is this one of the highest honors that the president can give. >>> welcome to newsroom international. we're taking you around the world in the next 60 minutes. here is what's going on right now. sonic booms rocking russia after a meteor streaks through the sky. the shockwaves shattering windows will. russia's state news agency saying more than 1,000 were injured. this happened on the same day that a huge asteroid is flying extremely close to the earth. bill nye the science guy will explain what's going on in just a couple of minutes. >>> pretoria, south affair characterization oscar pistorius formally charged with
to protect the u.s. from devastating cyber attacks, and china considered one of the biggest offenders. the cyber security company, of course, has been saying it's identified a hacking group in shanghai with ties to china's military and says it watched those hackers systematically steal information from more than 140 companies. china denying any involvement. >>> and police still have no clue who managed to pull off a daring heist at the brussels airport. thieves managed to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane on the tarmac. on monday night, two cars burst through the perimeter fence, the airport, sped towards the plane. authorities say the men were wearing police uniforms and were heavily armed. they were in and out of the airport within minutes. it is cnn's top international news story today. >>> of course, we are talking about the olympic star pistorius. everybody is following this. everybody is talking about this. it is really quite amazing. another night we're going to spend in jail. we don't know the outcome, whether he's going to be released on bail. this is playing o
willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through, because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigidity in washington. as i said at the state of the yoib, the american people have worked too hard for too long rebuilding from one crisis to see the elected officials cause another one. and it seems every three months there's some manufactured crisis. we've got more work to do than to just try to dig ourselves out of these self-inflicted wounds. while a plan to reduce our deficit has to be part of our agenda, we also have to remember deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. we learned in the 1990s when bill clinton was president nothing shrinks the deficit dpaster than a growing economy that creates good, middle class jobs. that should be our driving focus, making america a magnet for good jobs, ewinning how people with the skills required to fill those jobs. making sure their hard work leads to a decent living
joinituning in,k you for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick in for fredricks whitfield. >>> danica patrick makes history as the first woman to win the pole for the daytona 500. that puts her in the best starting position for the race next sunday. she clocks a qualifying speed of 196 miles an hour. she spoke a short time ago, giving thanks to those who helped make this moment possible. >> i'm grateful for all those things. i feel like, first and foremost, i feel like i grew up with good values and good goals and i was brought up tonight fastest driver, not the fastest girl so i feel like that was instilled in me from very young and -- well, from the beginning and then i feel like thriving in those moments where the pressure's on is also gonna help for me and i feel like i've also been very lucky in my career to be with good teams and have good people around me and i -- and i don't think that any of it would have been possible without that. >> a team effort. danica will join our don lemon live at 6:15 tonight to talk about her big win. >>> some days, being president has to be the best job in the w
, the daytona 500, even run tomorrow? but to start us off tonight, we have new incredible video of today's fiery crash. we take you right into the stands, in the middle of the chaos. watch. and here's how it all started. the multi-car smash-up happened seconds before the checkered flag at today's nationwide series race. the cars were packed tonight jostling for position racing at the top of their speed. they got tangled up. the collision sent kyle larson's 32 car hurtling toward the fence that's supposed to protect the fans. some crashing through and over that fence. 14 people were taken to hospitals. frantic repairs to the track are going on right now as we speak. we'll update you on this story throughout the hour tonight. nascar reacted immediately to the crash. i talked with driver brad keselowski just moments after it happened. at that point, he didn't know about the injuries. we now know 28 people were hurt, two critically. brad tells us what happens from a race car driver's perspective. >> i think you look at the wreck. there was a battle for the lead. i was driving the 22 car. and there w
. he should be calling us from somewhere, camp david you wherever, and discuss the cuts. >> reporter: one thing we have been seeing the blame game, trying to make the american public feel like one party is more responsible for all the bad things that are going to happen if these cut goes through, like these long airport lines and no more fun for food safety inspections, that sort of thing. there's a new poll out by pew and "usa today" that suggests the white house may have the upper hand here winning this argument it is the gop to blame. 31% of those polled said they would blame president obama if these forced spending cuts go through. 49% would blame republicans in congress and only about 11% would blame both sides, frederica. >> and we have heard a bit about what agencies would be hit, such as transportation, even defense. are there any departments or agencies that might be exempt from these cuts potentially? >> reporter: sure there are some exempt. military personnel, the va, veterans affairs, also exempt. the other big area exempt is entitlements like medicare and medicaid and so
' girlfriend tell us she was shot four times through a bathroom door. local media report that police are examining a blood-stained cricket bat found at the home. >>> hugo chavez finally back home in caracus. the socialist leader flying back home in the middle of the night, guess what, announces his arrival by twitter. he feeted this, we come back to the country of venezuela. thank god. thank you, dear people. here, we continue the treatment. chavez had been recovering from cancer surgery in cuba. >>> and venezuelan officials released this picture of chavez with his daughters last week. critics have accused him of putting his country in limbo with no leader for two months now. >>> and the country music community is grieving today, police say singer mindy mccready committed suicide at her home in arkansas. she was must 37 years old. mccready rose to fame back in the '90s. mccready had been in a custody battle over her 6-year-old boy. and just last month, the father of her infant son was also found dead of a suicide. >>> the largest meteor to streak across the sky has left hundreds in t
with normal video and this is me being shot with the eight millimeter application. the death tore showed us frame by frame where he used the app. one example, this aerial sequence. >> this is actually out of a flight window. it looks like real film. you can't tell the difference. >> reporter: he told us he also used the app to shoot video off a computer screen. his purpose was to get that '70s feel, the time when rodriguez, his subject, was actively making music. >> i filmed this with regular film, and i shot the computer screen, like that, so i got the super eight feeling. >> reporter: tracking down the creator of the app proved a challenge. we eventually located him in northeastern china where he was visiting. by skype he shared his reaction to finding out his app was used in an oscar nominated film. >> it's crazy. we are pretty thrilled. >> reporter: hearing about his app's connection to the film inspired him to watch "searching for sugar man." >> what did you think? >> it's quite a touching film. >> reporter: hong is a fan of the movie by beng lou is a fan of the app. nischelle turner,
during the proceedings, no video. your pictures are it. can you show us some of the pictures? and here we have -- talk us through it. >> this is the attorney, i think was the day that he did really well with oscar. >> and this is oscar pistorius? >> this is oscar pistorius. this is the judge and now for the state. just full of media, trying to create emotion and an idea of what's actually happening in court. just chaos inside there. >> the strongest image you've got here showing the emotion on oscar pistorius, which picture would you have? >> this is the family i did today. this is his coach at the back. this is his father and the sister and brother. so that was important with this judgment to get them into a shot and trying to get emotion. but there was no -- >> a took a lot of time. we heard from the coach saying he's very concerned about his mental well,. wanted him to get back into training. there were moments when he was breaking down in tears in the courtroom. were you able to capture those? >> yes, and in the previous ones that we're not showing right now, i tried capturing it, but
for joining us. i'm fredricka whitfield. the top stories we're following for you right now, the vatican is sapphiring back against media reports on sex, money and gay priests calling them unverified or completely false would if italian publications claim pope benedict decided to resign the same day he received an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116
'm deborah fayerick. thanks so much for spending your afternoon with us. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with don lemon. now with don lemon. have a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> thank you very much. i'm don lemon. going to get you up to speed on the stories making headlines. history made today. danica patrick becomes the first woman ever, woman driver in the history of nascar to win a pole position and she did it at the sport's biggest race. patrick posted a qualifying lap of almost 200 miles an hour. she will share the front row next sunday with jeff gordon. >> ultimately at the end of the day, too, everything happens for a reason. i've thought about it and i thought about how i was kind of a favorite pole going in. you know what? maybe i wasn't ready. maybe it would have been hard on me. maybe my life would have changeded and been different. i just feel like i'm comfortable and cool. i've been around for a long time now and maybe now was the time. >> it's your time, it's your time. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint series. i'll talk to he
's claim that he never used a racial slur. >> interesting. >> and that he never said he would choke the reporter. paul, is this all that matters here, what the tape says? >> that's why i was going to have to agree with the good judge. i think i'd have to jump in on alec baldwin's side here. first of all they're both from "the new york post." far be it for me to say that "the new york post" would provoke somebody into getting a good picture. it happens all the time to these celebrities. they got harassed by the paparazzi mercilessly and they get the good picture. i find it kind of hard to believe that baldwin would have done that. he also knows everything he says gets reported. so i have to think baldwin will win this in the end. there's a tape, the cops haven't lodged charges. you know what that means. they don't have a case. >> interesting. i didn't know about the tapes. that will be interesting to watch this. >> maybe you'll join the defense team with me, judge. >> give me a call. >> neither alec baldwin nor "the new york post," no shrinking violets here. one thing is sure as this
states government. cnn has just learned the department of justice is suing armstrong. ed, bring us up to date on all this, this dates back to when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd landis, in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against lang armstrong and his sports teams and various associates, that was filed a couple of years ago. now lance armstrong's lawyers tell us they have been notified by the department of justice and told that the justice department is joining in on that lawsuit. this is interesting because about a year ago the justice department failed or decided not to pursue any criminal charges against lance armstrong, had given that up before the u.s. anti-doping agency put out its report which led to lance armstrong confessing in that televised interview back in january that, indeed, he had used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career and winning those seven t
and entered the tarmac and used the same hole when they made their es cabe. >> they didn't use guns and no one was hurt. diamonds were headed to switzerland at the time. >>> nestle is recalling products in europe over concerns that they might contain horse meat. the company says traces of horse meat dna in two chilled pasta meals. nestle is suspending deliveries of all products that include beef from a german supplier. unauthorized horse meat has been found in several foods labeled as beef in six countries in europe. >>> fears today a california man accused of rape may have found other victims through a christian dating website. 37-year-old shawn banks is charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met on christianmingle.com. on the website he went by the name raridy. >> at her residence he began to become more and more aggressive and ultimately led to a charge of raping her. >> investigators say banks went by multiple names, in fact, on the website including ryland, ryland butterwood or ryland harbaugh. >>> let's check out the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow dances around a five
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lived in these states used the most sad words in their tweets like mad, hate, no, and jail. by the way, the study's author says the list might be a bit skewed. people living in these states use the most swear words which counted towards their sad count. i don't believe the study. today is the same day that, of course, your tweets, got even shorter. instead of using 140 characters, you will have to figure out how to say what you need to say in just 117 if you have a link to your tweet. you know how twitter automatically shortens the link, twitter has changed the way it does that. it now takes up more space. let me take a look at what is trending around the world in new york. a russian billionaire turning some heads with this giant luxury yacht. you have to checks this thing out. the biggest private yacht on earth. the length of two foot fields. if you want to see it, it's docked on new york's west side. and it costs more than new york city penthouse. it's $1.5 billion. here is why it's so expensive. it has got, yep, 30 large cabins, nine decks, two helipads to land the private helicopte
interesting. >> fireworks. >> thank you for being with us. >>> newsroom international comes up next. >>> welcome to newsroom international, i'm suzanne malveaux. >> she is. i'm michael holmes. >> we 25i you around the world in 60 minutes. we begin with south africa. everybody is talking about this, of course, oscar pistorius breaking down in court, tells a packed courtroom that he shot and killed his girlfriend but he says he didn't mean to. track star was so upset at his bail hearing today he broke down every time anyone mentioned reeva steenkamp's name. the judge up graded the charge against him to premeditated murder. we're hearing pistorius's version of what happened that tragic night in his own words, about a minute away. >>> also the shooter in the sandy hook elementary school killings may have gotten his motivation from the norway massacre in 2011. adam lanza saw himself in direct competition with anders breivik. breivik hunted down and shot 69 people at a youth camp you'll remember after killing 8 others in a bombing in downtown oslo. a spokesman for connecticut state police
vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had
for the record books. we'll explain why in just a few moments, live from hollywood. >>> and stay with us, for our red carpet special beginning at 6:00 eastern time. >>> the far-reaching winter storm now dumping heavy snow across the central plains, denver has been slammed with several inches and is expected to get even more. and in the northeast, a messy weekend as well. this is what manchester new hampshire looks like. before it's all over, the winter storm could leave as much as ten inches of snow in some parts of new england. >>> all right on to south africa now. the older brother of oscar pistorius has also been charged in a woman's death. carl pistorius is charged with culpable homicide after an accident involving a motorcycle in 2010. the charges were initially dropped, but he is now facing a trial at the end of march. prosecutors say carl pistorius had been driving recklessly at the time of the accident. coming up, we'll talk about how this could impact oscar pistorius's murder case. >>> a suspect has been identified in the fatal shooting on the las vegas strip that left three dead. police
's emergency broadcast systems. just as they used to do with far simpler traffic signs. the zombie debate in canada's house had members laughing. but, wait, zombie apocalypse training has been canceled. the new scenario will simulate flooding. flooding? yep. all the joshing about zombies had quebec's government worried the training exercise would lose its serious focus. >> under the leadership of this prime minister, canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >> here here. >> reporter: canada has nothing to fear. as one guy posted on gawker, zombies are allergic to maple syrup. jeanne moos -- >> to the zombie apocalypse. >> reporter: -- cnn -- >> canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >> here here. >> reporter: new york. >> that's so silly. that's it for me. i'm suzanne malveaux. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >>> happy friday. i woke up in mobile, alabama, talking to cruise ship passengers and right now i am back at cnn world headquarters in atlanta because if you watch the show enough you know i am a space geek and we are minutes away fro
been hurt and a lot of different numbers have been coming to us from different russian agencies over the course of the day and a number of people who are injured in this incident, but they all have one thing in common, they keep going up. as you say, the total number of injured is now close to 1,000. there's how many people they say, between 30 and 100 have been treated in hospital and a smaller number, less than ten we are told are said to be in grave condition. fortunately for all the drama, for all the sheer terrifying elements to all of this, the damage although widespread is not significant. it is largely broken glass. the people that were showered in broken glass as they were struck by the sonic booms that most of the injuries are not more serious than simple cuts and scratches. >> unbelievable. phil black reporting live from moscow. let's talk more about the piece of meteor itself, because indra petersons, please help us understand this. as you look at this thing, it clearly is on fire when it enters the earth's atmosphere. am i right? >> absolutely. i definitely wanted to sta
is expected over much of the u.s. a massive winter storm is expanding fast from california to the midwest. we're talking heavy snow, ice, freezing rain. all of that. the huge storm system may wal lop the southeast with violent thunderstorms, floods, hail, and possible tornadoes. and then on to california heavy snow already has left hundreds of drivers stranded on mountain highways. casey wian joins us. so, casey, isc california equipped to deal with this kind of snow? >> reporter: well, we've had most of the snow overnight, frederica. you can see behind me there's just pretty much a light dusting on those hills there, but it was a much different story overnight. behind me you can see interstate 15 and that is one of the main roads that connects los angeles. that highway was closed on and off because of heavy snow conditions. one of our affiliates showing one of the accidents that happened on the highway last night, one of the reasons why the california highway patrol had to shut down this interstate overnight. so far no fatalities. no serious injuries reported, but there were a lot of inconve
it in perspective for you, and it could enter the path some of satellites. what won't happen, nasa assures us, is this asteroid and, oh, yes, it has a name, called da 14, they say it will not hit earth. still, you cannot ignore the buzz around this out of this world event. so we have this whole team of reporters for you and analysts to bring you this historic moment. we have a so-called asteroid hunter, former astronaut, coming on live this hour and next to talk about really what will be a historic moment as 2012 da-14 brushes by us earthlings. that will start just about ten minutes from now. right now, i want to go straight to casey wian, live in pasadena, california, nasa's jet propulsion laboratory. and i imagine the excitement is palpable. they're tracking the asteroid. tell me where it is now. >> reporter: well, it is over australia, brooke. they are very excited here at jpl. it is a very, very big day. they have been tracking this asteroid for nearly a year. today is the day it is going to get closest it is going to come to the earth as you mentioned, 17,200 miles. and right now, it is
. >> or burger king. >> or burger king. the way in which the world is changing is making us more connected but vulnerable. >> pales in the challenge of having two sets of identitial twins. >> and as three sets of parents of twins we can tell you those people will never sleep again once those babies come home that's it for five years no sleep. coming up tomorrow on "starting point" we're going to talk to r&b singer and author keith sweat, the actor alex krapovsky who plays "ray" on "girls." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now, the motivation of a killer, newtown shooter adam lanza reportedly trying to outkill norway mastermind anders breivik. also remembering reeva. >> we have to keep reeva in our hearts forever. >> reporter: the girlfriend of oscar pistorius laid to rest this morning as he goes before a judge, charged with premeditated murder. the stunning, new details coming out of court. >>> plus spying on america. new concerns this morning that a secret ive chinese military grop is hacking into computers. >>> plus th
, taken to the hospital, but was not dehydrated. saline solution, by the way, used by hospitals to rehydrate patients. >>> disgraced retired general david petraeus is opening up about a new book he says helped him get through his challenges. petraeus quit as cia director when it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a woman who chronicled his life while leading troops in iraq and afghanistan. well, now he's praising a book by a soldier named mark weber who is now dying from cancer. kyra phillips talked with petraeus about it. >> you said it was wonderful, equal parts inspirational and sobering, it was a tremendous reminder of the blessings that we all have regardless of our personal situations. it was inspirational at a key moment. and i just want to know what you meant by that, sir. >> well, i meant exactly what i said by it. and, you know, i've known mark weber since we served together in iraq in 2005. i kept in touch with him after that. and i have followed him with enormous admiration the way he's hung tough in recent years despite having the heaviest of rocks adde
today. adt. always there. >>> it's time for "end point." why don't you start for us, congresswoman? >> i'm so excited for danica patrick. it's going to be a great day. i'm not a huge nascar fan, but i will be now. >> i'm excited to watch it with my daughters. it's a great message for them. >> she's 5'2", and she's a dynamite, incredibly strong m y woman. it's a great story. >> and she looked great doing it. she did. she's beautiful. >> when have you ever said that about any guy at nascar ever? come on. >> other than what i've learned about coyote urine this morning. >> granulated. >> i would say that we're discussing immigration. that ad on gun control, what a difference a re-election makes. these are issues we have not talked about for years, and now they're front and center in our national debate. >> big thing is front and center, but what happens down the road? looking a year or two years out, do we actually resolve something? >> when you're out of the discussion, you know what's going to happen, nothing. now that they're in discussion, at least you have the possibility of something
africa. we've got just a few seconds for our "end point" of the morning. start for us, chris, what is your takeaway of the day? >> my big takeaway is hero worship and that's what you have with oscar pistorius, we put this guy on a pedestal, he might not have been the best guy off the field but he was a guy who was very good at what he did and so we kind of ignored a lot of the early warning signs here and also on a personal note i want to wish my dad a happy birthday. >> oh, very sweet. the fact that he is a hero in south africa, will that play a role in what kind of a sentence, if any, he gets and what kind of bail, if any, he gets? >> i think we're ahead of the game when we talk about sentence. we're only at bail and -- >> says the defense attorney. carry on, counselor. >> thank you. but my takeaway from this is whatever kind of case it may be, when it involves criminal law in a prosecution, whether it's in south africa or the united states we can't lose sight of the most important principles, presumption of innocence, burp and reasonab burden of proof and reasonable doubt. there
not drink alcohol. nick robertson is live in johannesburg, south africa, for us. what is the reaction of the people in south africa? this man was a hero. are they happy or disappointed that he was released on bail? >> reporter: he was a hero for them. and so many people here, in fact almost everyone, has followed this whether it's on twitter, step by step what's happening in the courtroom. the television headlines, local news, newspaper banner headlines. it's been there in people's faces. they've been following the bail hearings. but now there's a decision, it does seem people are divided over the outcome. >> i think it's fair. i think the man is not -- we don't know if he's guilty or not. and to trial him now it's not really fair, and i think they've set the right conditions for the bail. >> it's shocking to think that despite of all the evidence that have mounted up against him, he still managed to get bail, you know? it ae it's -- i guess a reflection of our judicial system after all. >> reporter: well, his family says they're pleased to have him home. they know their lives have ch
eerie. robin curnow joins us now. we hear pistorius may have feared someone breaking into the house and that's what happened. were there signs that reeva had planned to stay for the night? >> reporter: just to go back to that, i've heard that last message from her over and over again in the last 24 hours, and it still gives me the chills. it's just so sad, isn't it? but in terms of what she was planning to do that night, it seems, according to an official close to the investigation, that she was going to be at her boyfriend's house spending the night. they've apparently foupd her overnight bag as well as her ipad in the room. so that in a way does sort of change that initial speculation that oscar had been surprised. perhaps she had snuck in for a valentine's surprise, and that's why he had shot her. it was a terrible mistake. she still don't know what the details are, what the context is. why shoot somebody through a closed bathroom door? still no real understanding of the motive behind that. i think it's this confusion and the sense of unanswered questions that have not just the f
. pistorius' bail hearing is over for the day. cnn's robyn curnow joins us with more. good morning, robyn. >> reporter: good morning. and it was that testimony, wasn't it, it was those words, it was that explanation that people have been waiting for since valentine's day, perhaps that small explanation at least allowing some south africans to hold onto hope that their icon was, indeed, telling the truth, that he thought that she was a burglar, that this was a terrible misunderstanding. this affidavit here that i'm holding in my hand paints a very emotional, sad, tragic picture of what happened to oscar, he says, that night. he didn't have his prosthetic legs on. he was scared, he was terrified, and reeva was in the toilet, which was apparently a separate room from the bathroom, and we did hear the state saying earlier on that it was just over a meter wide by a meter wide, and so she must have been terrified because these bullets were coming in this small space. there's nowhere she could have gone. whether or not he killed her deliberately as the state argues it was premeditated or he argu
us from los angeles, psychotherapist sherry gobay, worked with mindy mccready on "celebrity rehab." this say woman who had attempted suicide at least four times, drug overdose, slashing her wrists, her children had been taken from her, her boyfriend, the father of her 10-month-old son, kills himself a month ago. isn't mccready somebody who by all accounts should have been under someone's supervision? >> exactly. i mean these are multiple losses. people underestimate what happens when there are multiple losses in somebody's life. i mean, absolutely she should not have been left alone. this is a woman who with you are isolated like that, you're going to be under tremendous pain and depression and this is unfortunately what can happen. when someone is an addict, alcoholic, struggling with mental illness, the loss of her children, the death of her boyfriend, should not be left alone, and the question is why was there a gun in the house, these are all things that i wonder about. >> it is just -- it is so fascinating. you think of the celebrities as people who have multiple people who a
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